Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

My article: Movable Type 4.0 vs. Expression Engine 1.6

Come ready it, and Digg it if you're inclined.

posted at 2:11 pm
on Aug. 31, 2007


Lauren Caitlin Upton, has a map quiz for you

Great PR move.

posted at 10:55 pm
on Aug. 30, 2007


The Dungeon Master ... of the Rings

A comic that imagines if Lord of the Rings were a D&D campaign

posted at 10:24 pm
on Aug. 30, 2007


Looks like the open source version of Eudora will go beta today

Cool. I'm getting frustrated with some of old Eudora's shortcomings.

posted at 12:10 pm
on Aug. 30, 2007


Photos and story about frothy ocean foam caused by a storm

The photos are far more amazing than you can imagine.

posted at 11:23 pm
on Aug. 28, 2007


Learn how to summon different images from

Control the size, shape, border, discount and general silliness of tons of product images.

posted at 2:21 am
on Aug. 28, 2007


An Internet Story Too False Even for Snopes

It says: Muslim girls buried alive by their father are fed and comforted by Jesus until rescuers come for them.

posted at 8:20 pm
on Aug. 27, 2007


What Your Cell Phone Knows About You - TIME

Did you know many cell phones respond to old-style AT codes like old modems do?

posted at 3:53 pm
on Aug. 27, 2007


The 11 Dudes at Every Pickup Basketball Game

This sounds about right. Very funny.

posted at 1:14 am
on Aug. 26, 2007


Lions Tigers Pears: Oh My!

This'll grow up to be a wonderful blog.

posted at 1:13 am
on Aug. 26, 2007


Isn’t BC Lottery’s number frequency chart misleading?

Doesn't it look like to you that 31 is chosen way more than 28, when really, there's just a 30% difference?

posted at 1:00 am
on Aug. 24, 2007


Vancouver’s municipal strike means higher prices for homebuyers?

I disagree with this article. Doesn't it just mean lost profits for real estate speculators? I kinda thought it was the market that determined the value of a house.

posted at 12:14 am
on Aug. 24, 2007


Vancouver: No. 1 city in the world, five years in a row

So much for my plan to wait for the housing market to crash.

posted at 7:48 pm
on Aug. 23, 2007


Photo comparison: With and without Flash

Capitalization matters

posted at 3:28 am
on Aug. 22, 2007


BC developers; Submit your entry to the PopVox Awards

Here are the categories: * Best Web 2.0 Application * Best Mobile Game or App * Best Digital Animation Short * Best Digital VFX * Best Game * Best Digital Music Score * Homegrown: The Best of British Columbia (BC)

posted at 12:37 pm
on Aug. 21, 2007


Twin Sisters, Separated at Birth, Get to Know Each Other 35 Years Later

It really happened to a woman I used to work with at Variety.

posted at 3:39 am
on Aug. 21, 2007


Please come vote for Susie’s SXSW panel: Blogging Tool Death Match

Especially if you actually think it's a good idea.

posted at 6:29 pm
on Aug. 20, 2007


BarCampVancouver has a HUGE waiting list

So if you're not attending, be a sport and remove your name from the list.

posted at 1:51 pm
on Aug. 14, 2007


A stirring, powerful paid obit for Nicholas Dunn

So sad.

posted at 10:10 am
on Aug. 14, 2007


Her 300-page iPhone bill came in a box, not an envelope

Uh, insane. That's like getting a bill from your ISP that lists all the emails you received that month.

posted at 5:05 pm
on Aug. 13, 2007


A Theory (with graphic) of Why Some Countries Have Become Affluent

Thanks, New York Times.

posted at 10:44 am
on Aug. 8, 2007

Permalink Find song titles just by tapping on your keyboard

It's pretty accurate -- if you can tap.

posted at 9:16 pm
on Aug. 6, 2007


Participate: How your GMail actually gets delivered

A fun little video project from a gigantic corporation.

posted at 4:46 pm
on Aug. 6, 2007


I guess the LATimes finally decided to write a profile of Matt Drudge

Or is this their second?

posted at 11:40 pm
on Aug. 3, 2007


Nazareth Cross, if built, will be the world’s largest cross, in Jersulam

Sorry, huge Texas cross, but Israel's going to kick yer cross ass! Oh, wait, Illinois already has a 60 meter cross...

posted at 3:34 pm
on Aug. 2, 2007



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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